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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2002 – 2003 

Study of Biology, University of Kassel, Germany

2003 – 2007  

Study of Biology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Main subjects: Zoology, Behavioral Biology, Ecology

2007 – 2008 

Diploma work at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology, Leipzig, Gemany

Thesis title:
"Alpha-male rank acquisition by a group member in mountain gorillas, behavior and endocrinological correlates."

Supervisor:
Dr. Tobias Deschner, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Prof. K. Schildberger, University of Leipzig, Germany 
2009 – present

PhD student at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology, Leipzig, Germany

Dissertation title:
"Endocrinological correlates of male white faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) behavior and development at Lomas Barbudal, Costa Rica."

Supervisor:
Dr. Tobias Deschner, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Prof. Susan Perry, UCLA, Department of Anthropology, Los Angeles, California, USA

Research Experience

2005 – 2006 

Research assistant Grüne Liga Kohrener Land, Leipzig, Germany ("Barn Swallow research project")

2006 – 2007  

Project work in the Zoo of Leipzig: "The nocturnal behavior of the Okapi bull"

2008 – 2009 

Laboratory assistant Prof. Virginia Vitzthum

2008 – 2009

Laboratory assistant Dr. Tobias Deschner

2009 – present

supervision and laboratory training of students and interns

Field of expertise/Range of methods

Enzyme-immunoassays:

  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol
  • Progesterone
  • 5 beta Androstanolone
  • PdG

Extraction:

  • feces and saliva extraction, both for EIA
  • feces extraction for LC-MS/MS

Vocational training

2008

EUPRIM-NET - „Stress and its Implication on Primate Welfare“, 13. – 16. October 2008, Göttingen, Germany

Volunteer Experience and Community Outreach

1999 – 2003 

Greenpeace Germany

2008 - present  

Conservation Group MPI EVA 

2012 - present  

regular talks about Primates, 

New World Monkeys, Threat of Primates at MPI EVA for school classes (5th to 12th grade)

2010 - 2011

WSPA, World Animal Protection

2012 - 2013Four Paws
2014 - presentGreenpeace Germany